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James Pedersen

James Pedersen taught art for 34 years in the Bloomington Public Schools, the last 14 at TJHS, where he was Department Leader and Curriculum Development Committee member.  He earned his B.S. at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and his M.A. at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
 
While at Jefferson, he developed the Honors Art Program, expanded and refined the art curriculum, and worked to increase art appreciation through showcase displays.
 
Mr. Pedersen has been a metal sculptor for 40 years, and has worked as a team with his son, Ryan, the last 20 years.  They are both members of the Minnesota Sculptors Society and have exhibited their work in Art Shows, colleges and Galleries around the country.    They have received several awards for their creations.